We’ve had yet another bit of delay in breaking ground on our house. We are building our home at the top of a big hill– perfect for fabulous views of the ocean, and of Alsea Bay and the bridge– but also perfect for big winds when the storms roll in. The county inspector, after looking at our location, has asked that some engineering done to make sure that the house is strong enough to withstand those winds. Our contractor is hoping we might still break ground next week. But for now we wait.
And of course I am using the time to think over all the myriad details that come together to make this home lovely. But affordable. It’s quite a juggling act.
I’ve been shopping for lighting for weeks. One of these days I’ll show you the stacked boxes of lighting along one wall of our bedroom. Thankfully the room is big, because the pile is getting deep. Yesterday no less than FOUR delivery men arrived at our house bearing treasures, including this adorable little bit of bling that I scooped up for a mere $55 on sale. Overall the house is going to have a casual, friendly vibe, but I love the current trend of a bit of bling above a bed. So this little light is going into a bedroom that I’ve christened the Princess Room.
I picture it looking something along the lines of this:
Like I said, I am going for a much more relaxed vibe. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have just a little sparkle. Here’s the heap of ‘gemstones’ all over the living room floor before we assembled our treasure. It took Julianna and me a good two hours.
And here’s my own lil princess showing off our find. I think you can see her delight. If ever there was a girl who loves bling, it is Julianna.
I think she will want that room as her own, just for that sparkly bit of lighting.
Here’s a little collage I made of the pieces I have so far for the room, including art, lighting, bedding, flooring and paint. This will be one of the bedrooms painted in my beloved Sea Salt. I am so excited about this paint that I decided to paint the master bathroom here in Idaho the very same color. LOVE it. And even better, so does John.
I’m discovering how very helpful my stager-friend’s suggestion is, to put together boards like this for the various rooms, so that I can envision how things are going to fit together. I think this room will be fun!
One room down. Hooray! Now on to the next.